|Date of birth|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, William Wadsworth, Gaol Hill, Castlemaine, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||14th Battalion|
Unit: 14th Battalion
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry and valuable service near Ascension Wood, north of St. Quentin, on 18th September, 1918. He led his compay with the greatest dash until the whole battalion was held up by the intense machine gun fire on the wire of the Hindenburg outpost line. At this stage he took charge of the battalion and displayed great tactical skill in manoeuvring the men to take the position on a flank. He constantly moved up and down the line supervising the action of the companies, and showed a complete disregard for his own personal safety. having successfully reorganised the battalion, he, by a series of skilfully planed bombing attacks, succeeded in carrying the enemy line on a frontage of 1,400 yards.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He gallantly led his company forward in the face of very heavy fire and captured the first and second objectives. He set a splendid example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|